COMP SCI 3304 - Engineering Software as Services II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 3304 Course Engineering Software as Services II Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites COMP SCI 3303 Incompatible COMP SCI 3006, COMP SCI 31015B, COMP SCI 3018. Restrictions Available to BE(Software) students only Course Description The objectives of this course are to enable students to advance and apply the knowledge, understanding, and skills for engineering software as services acquired by successfully completing Engineering Software as Services (ESS) I. The students will be exposed to more advanced topics and complex problems to be solved using state-of-the-art software development methods (such as Agile methods, Lean approaches, and DevOps) and technologies (Ruby on Rails, and Cloud Computing). This course will put more emphasis on challenging project work that will require students to learn and apply more advanced concepts, implementation technologies and techniques in developing cloud-enabled software services to be deployed and operated on private, public, or hybrid Cloud platforms.
The course will be a 3 Unit one semester course offered in the second semester of third year of the BE(SE) degree program.
Course Coordinator: Dr Alfred Fred Brown
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter completing this course, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of different concepts and mechanisms underpinning Software as a Service, Service Oriented Architecture, Agile Approaches, and Cloud Computing.
- Understand the new challenges, opportunities, and open problems of Software as a Service.
- Take a Software as a Service project from conception through planning, development, assessment/testing, deployment, and operations, experiencing the attendant challenges of each stage, using Ruby on Rails for development and Cloud Computing for deployment.
- Understand and use agile development methodologies and tools, including lo-fi UI sketching, user stories, behavior-driven development, version control for team-based development, and management tools for cloud-computing environments.
- Develop both technical and collaboration skills for working in "one-pizza" software teams.
- Understand and apply fundamental programming constructs and techniques including design patterns for software architecture, higher-order functions, metaprogramming, reflection, etc. to improve the maintainability, modularity and reusability of their code.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3, 4, 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
3, 4, 5
Required ResourcesThe text book for the course is: Armando Fox and David Patterson, Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing, 1st Edition, Strawberry Canyon LLC., 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0984881246.
- All students are expected to have their own copy of the textbook.
- A Kindle version is available on the Australan Amazon site.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEach week there will be two, two-hour sessions. The first session each week will be used to present new material and conduct peer reviews of different process aspects of the group projects. The second session will be dedicated to group project work.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.For a 3 Unit course, a student is expected to spend 10 to 12 hours per week including the contact time with the course teaching team.
Learning Activities Summary
The topics taught in this course can be broadly classified as shown below:
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessments Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome ACS CBOK Areas Individual Participation Summative Every Week 10% 5 1, 2, 4, 11 Individual Project Work* Formative Even Weeks 40% 1,3,4,5,6 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Individual Reports Summative Even Weeks 20% 1,2,4,6 3, 4, 8, 11 Group Project Summative Week 12 20% 1,3,4,5,6 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Group Presentations Summative Week 12 10% 1,2,4,5 2, 3, 4, 8, 11 Total 100%
- Interpersonal Communication
- Societal Issues
- History & Status of the Discipline
- Hardware & Software
- Data & Information
- Human Computer Interfaces
- Systems Development
Details of the Australian Computer Society's Core Bode of Knowledge (CBOK) can be found here:
Assessment Related Requirements*Hurdle Requirement: If your overall mark for the course is greater than 44 F but, your mark for the individual project work is less than 50%, your overall mark for the course will be reduced to 44 F.
No information currently available.
All work will be submitted using a combination of the School's GitHub server and the course website. Submission details will be included in the assignment descriptions that will be published on the course website.
Penalties for Late Submission of Individual Assignments
Individual assignments will be subject to the following late penalty policy:
- The maximum mark that can be awarded will reduce by 25% for each day/part day late,
- Marks in excess of the maximum that can be awarded are discarded.
- Assignment work submitted 4 or more days late will receive 0 marks.
On-time Mark 1 Day Late 2 Days Late 3 Days Late 4+ Days Late 25% 25% 25% 25% 0 50% 50% 50% 25% 0 75% 75% 50% 25% 0 100% 75% 50% 25% 0
Extensions for Individual Assignments
If you are unable to complete an assessment by the due date because of medical or compassionate circumstances, you must submit a request to the course coordinator prior to the due date. In your request you must attach supporting documentation – a medical certificate and/or a letter from the student counseling service. Work requirements are not considered grounds for extensions. If you are working, please make sure you are available for all activities.
Penalties for Late Submission of Group Assignments
The late submission of group assignments is not possible. The assessment will be based on material present in each group's GitHub repository at the due date.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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